Yelena Trofimenko

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Yelena Nicolaevna Trofimenko

20 March 1964
Minsk, USSR
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1986-present
Spouse(s)Leonid Tereshko (1961-present)
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ET, 2011
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The Book by Yelena Trofimenko, design and layout by Yaroslav Tereshko

Yelena Nicolaevna Trofimenko (born March 20, 1964) is a Belarusian film director, producer, screenwriter, author, actress and poet.



Trofimenko was born on 20 March 1964 in Minsk, Belarus. In 1996, she became a director at the Belarusfilm studio. In 1998, her first full-length film Falling Upward , was released.

In 1996, Trofimenko became a member of the Belarusian Union of Cinematographers and, in 1998, a member of board of directors. She is a founder, originator and artistic director of the creative studio Youth Studio XXI (Belarusfilm, 2002). [1] Festival of one film was created at this studio. [2]

In 2012, Trofimenko created a collection of poems and reproductions, The Book. [3]


YearTitleGenreRolePrize and rewards
1986Memory and ConscienceDocumentaryDirector, screenwriter
1989LifeVideo-novelDirector, screenwriter, actress
1991Birds are Still Singing...CourseworkDirector, screenwriterMovie participated in Women's International Film and Arts festival, Germany, 1992
1992Hell is...Coursework (adaptation of the play No Exit, sometime known as Behind closed doors by Jean-Paul Sartre Director, screenwriter
1993The JudgmentFinal graduation work (by Franz Kafka)Director, screenwriter, actressThe movie has participated in Youth Festival in Kiev, Ukraine, 1994.
1994RendezvousFinal work, documentary, FEMISDirector
1995–1996The Box ManFive authors' television programs, talk-show hostessProducer, director, presenter
1996HelpDocumentaryDirector, producer, screenwriter
1998Falling Upwardplay moviedirector, producer, screenwriterJury diploma – "For debut and artistic quest in genre of modern fairytale movie making"
Prize of Belarusian foundation of culture development – "For ingenuity of director’s vision" in Minsk, Belarus, 1999
Women’s International Film and Arts festival 1999; diploma – "For successful combination of a fantasy world with reality, for efficacious employment of computer graphics in movie making" – with regards to the author to continue this experiment XXIX Festival, Lagov, Poland, 1999
Participated in the II All-Russia Festival of Visual Arts "Eaglet" in Tuapse, Russia, 1998
Participated in the International Film Festival in Cottbus, Germany, 1998.
2000Eclectic-showMega-clipDirector, screenwriter
2004The fearShortDirector"Golden Knight" prize in the category - shorties MCC "Golden Knight" (in the anthology "The territory of the resistance")
2005Dreams of EliDocumentaryDirector of the filming reconstructions


1990Testament RodinAuthor, director, actressStudent performance on Auguste Rodin
1991The Good Soldier ŠvejkAuthor, director, actressStudent performance on Jaroslav Hašek
1991The Box ManAuthor, director, actressStudent performance on Kōbō Abe
1992Leaf LitterAuthor, director, actressStudent performance on Vasily Rozanov
1992DemonsAuthor, director, actressStudent performance on Fyodor Dostoyevsky
1993ChairsAuthor, director, actressDiploma performance on Eugène Ionesco
2004Reading KharmsAuthor, directorPerformance on D. Harms in student theater (ISEU. Sakharov)
2004Bald SingerAuthor, directorPerformance of Eugène Ionesco in student theater (ISEU. Sakharov)
Prize at the XI Festival of Francophone Theatre in Minsk, 2004
2005Against AIDSAuthor, directorPerformance in student theater (ISEU. Sakharov)
2006The Human VoiceAuthor, directorPerformance in student theater (ISEU. Sakharov), written by Jean Cocteau

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  1. Anna Sahdrina (12 March 2011). "This strange object of dreams". Sovetskaya Belorussia (in Russian). Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  2. A. Bobkova (film critic), "Yelena Nicolaevna Trofimenko is going on the road of cinematograph, called metaphoric or associative. She writes poetry and creates art drawings.", Belarusian Cinema: young directors", Minsk, 1999
  3. Yelena Trofimenko (26 June 2012). "The Book" (in Russian). Issuu . Retrieved 26 January 2012.